VRA announces possible controlled spillage of water from Akosombo Dam

The Volta River Authority (VRA) has announced plans to engage stakeholders on a potential controlled spillage of water from the Akosombo Dam.

In a statement signed by Ing. Ken Arthur, Deputy Chief Executive (Services), the VRA said the measure is crucial to maintaining the structural integrity of the dam and ensuring the safety of surrounding communities.

“The potential controlled spillage of water from the Akosombo Dam is a precautionary measure to ensure the safety of our communities and the structural integrity of the dam,” Ing. Arthur said.

The VRA proposes to engage stakeholders to discuss the potential implications, mitigative measures, and information dissemination.

“We count on your utmost cooperation as we work together to ensure the safety of our communities,” Ing. Arthur added.

The engagement is scheduled to take place in the coming days, with the VRA set to confirm the dates and times with stakeholders.

This announcement comes as a proactive measure to ensure the safety of the dam and surrounding communities, and the VRA has assured that all necessary measures will be taken to minimize any potential impact.

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